Dr. Bravata is a healthcare entrepreneur, executive, and nationally recognized health services researcher. She is a co-founder of Lyra Health and a founding member of the Aspen Institute Healthcare Strategy Group. 

Previously, she was the founding Chief Medical Officer and Head of Products at Castlight Health. Dr. Bravata was a practicing internist for 16 years and an attending physician at Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA. In 2021, she received a national service award from the White House and CDC for her work on the pandemic response and Vaccines.gov.

Published Articles

  • Wright JR, Madhusudhan DK, Lawrence DC, Watts SA, Lord DJ, Whaley C, Bravata DM. Costs of Specialist Referrals From Employer-Sponsored Integrated Health Care Clinics are Lower Than Those From Community Providers. J of Gen Internal Med. 2022 Nov;37(15):3861-3868. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07724-w.Epub 2022 Jul 26
  • McBain RK, Cantor J, Pera MF, Breslau J, Bravata DM, Whaley C. Mental health service utilization rates among commercially insured adults during the first year of COVID-19. JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4(1):e224936. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.4936
  • Loo T, Hunt J, Grodberg D, Bravata DM. Clinical and Psychosocial Outcomes Associated with a Telebehavioral Health Platform for Families: A Retrospective Study. JMIR Form Res 2023; 7:e43600 doi: 10.2196/43600.
  • Cantor J, McBain RK, Ho P-C, Bravata DM, Whaley C. Trends in Telehealth and In-Person Mental Health Service Utilization and Spending, 2019-2022. JAMA Health Forum. 2023; 4(8):e232645. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.2645
  • Kalmin MM, Cantor JH, Bravata DM, Ho P-C, Whaley C, McBain RK. Utilization and Spending on Mental Health Services Among Children and Youths with Commercial Insurance. JAMA Network Open. 2023; Oct 2;6(10):e2336979. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.36979. PMID: 37787996; PMCID: PMC10548294.
  • Bravata DM, Kim J, Russell DW, Goldman R, Pace E. Digitally-Enabled Peer Support Intervention to Address Loneliness and Mental Health: A Prospective Cohort Analysis. JMIR Formative Research. 2023. 7:e48864. DOI: 10.2196/48864.